A young woman has been sexually assaulted whilst on a night out in Bedford Place.

Police are investigating a claim of sexual assault after an 18-year old woman was attacked in Bedford Place in the early on Tuesday morning, 17th December. The young woman contacted police three days after a confrontation with a man who was also said to have stolen her bag.

Detective inquiries are underway as to why the attack took place and a spokesperson from the Hampshire Constabulary stated that:

“There is no information to suggest this report is linked to any other crimes or cases.”

He added:

“Detectives are making enquiries into the circumstances surrounding a sexual assault on this woman and the theft of her handbag.

“These events are believed to have happened in the area of Bedford Place, Polygon, Southampton during the early hours of Tuesday morning, December 17, 2013.”

Anyone with any information about the events that occurred are urged to contact the CID in Southampton by calling 101.

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